School of Nursing

Mission, Accreditation & Outcomes

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Cara Bonfiglio

Student Admissions & Progressions Coordinator

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Mission, Accreditation & Outcomes

Home of the Wildcats

Baker University School of Nursing develops resilient, mindful, and accomplished nurses equipped to make significant contributions to the health of the populations they serve.

We have achieved this by providing life-changing opportunities to our students and by maintaining a sharp focus on our mission and what is most important: to educate and nurture new generations and send them out into the world to change their communities.

School of Nursing

Mission

Baker University School of Nursing develops resilient, mindful, and accomplished nurses equipped to make significant contributions to the health of the populations they serve.

Vision & Purpose

Through scholarship, leadership, innovation, and collaboration graduates will transform health care delivery within a culture of diversity across the continuum of care.

Program Goals

The School of Nursing strives to accomplish the following:

  1. Offer a nursing curriculum that builds upon a strong foundation in liberal arts, sciences and standards of professional nursing practice.
  2. Provide an environment of learning through a partnership between students and faculty, dedicated to academic excellence and freedom of expression and community service.
  3. Retain a well-qualified faculty who are committed to excellence in teaching and participation in scholarship, service, professional development and nursing practice.
  4. Facilitate a constructive, productive and energizing work atmosphere environment where open, constructive communication, decision making, flexibility and self-growth are valued.
  5. Support opportunities for faculty and students to use current technology and learning resources in a variety of settings.

Accreditation & Licensure Requirements  

Accreditation

In addition to Baker University’s accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (312.263.0456, ncahlc.org) and Kansas State Board of Education, the BSN program is approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. The BSN and MSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Washington, D.C. 20036-1120 (202.887.6791,www.aacn.nche.edu).

Kansas State Board of Nursing Licensure Requirements

Applicants and current students are advised that nursing licenses may be denied or disciplined by the KSBN. Possible grounds for such action may include being guilty of any felony or being guilty of a misdemeanor that involves an illegal drug offense if the KSBN determines that such person has not been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust. No license shall be granted to a person with a felony conviction for a crime against persons. Patterns of practice and other behaviors exhibiting an apparent incapacity to practice nursing are also considered. All criminal convictions must be revealed to KSBN on initial application for licensure and will be evaluated before a license is granted. The KSBN requires fingerprinting and a criminal background check as part of the application process for licensure. Further information may be obtained by accessing the Nurse Practice Act KSA 65-1120 and by contacting the KSBN.

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